Saturday, June 17, 2006
Hey, my name is K. rhinoscleromatis.
I'm a Gram negative bacteria, family enterobacteriaceae.
Like my cousin K. pneumoniae, I'm part of tribe 6, Klebsiellae.
I usually cause chronic granulomatous infection in the mucous membranes of the upper airway.
I cause Rhinoscleroma, a hardening of skin on the nose, mouth and pharynx.
I'm much more rare than than my cousin.